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Metro requires all passengers to wear masks, starting today

Metro Transit released this graphic of passengers wearing masks ahead of the requirement that went into effect Monday, May 11.

May 11, 2020

All riders on Metro Transit will be required to wear face masks beginning today — Monday, May 11. The transit system that operates MetroLink light rail and MetroBus said that the requirement is being taken “to help protect transit riders and Metro Transit employees from the spread of coronavi...

Bi-State declines takeover of Loop Trolley

The Loop Trolley completes a run, with the last stop outside the Missouri History Museum at Forest Park back in December. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

February 3, 2020

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com A committee of Bi-State Development Agency commissioners hit the brakes on a plan from city and county officials for Bi-State to take over the failed Loop Trolley Jan. 24, and it is unclear if the trolley will ever ride again. A plan to tak...

Last ride of the Loop Trolley breaks down: Inside that two-hour final trip

Last ride of the Loop Trolley breaks down: Inside that two-hour final trip

January 14, 2020

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Loop Trolley broke down on its last ride down the Delmar Loop last month, ending its 13-month run as problem-plagued as it began. The last ride of the Loop Trolley lasted about two hours, with a 45-minute breakdown halfway through th...

Loop Trolley still shutting down, might be taken over by Bi-State in new year

The Loop Trolley was decorated for the holidays, but mostly empty the afternoon of Thursday, Dec. 12. It was the first day the trolley was open after a vote by the Bi-State Development Agency board to look into taking over trolley operations. The trolley’s driver said that he was a retired former Metro driver, but likes the trolley. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

December 30, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor  glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Bi-State Development Agency board voted Dec. 10 to potentially take over the financially struggling Loop Trolley, despite heated opposition from the Illinois side of the board. The 6-3 vote was not a final decision to take over trolley o...

Loop Trolley near end of the line: Shuts down Dec. 29, as Bi-State eyes takeover

Then-County Executive Steve Stenger did not attend the March 12, 2015 groundbreaking for the Loop Trolley. Officials in attendance, from left, were Les Sterman of the Loop Trolley Committee; Susan Trautman, executive director, Great Rivers Greenway; former St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay; Joe Edwards; Mokhtee Ahmad, region administrator of Region 7 for the Federal Transit Authority; former University City Mayor Shelley Welsch; and former Metro CEO John Nations.

December 9, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Loop Trolley will shut down at the end of the year, but Missouri-Illinois transit agency Bi-State is looking into whether it can take over the derailed trolley line. The trolley came with a $52 million price tag and high hopes from its big...

Eight of Page’s nine appointees to Board of Freeholders approved; city nods still in limbo

County Council Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas questions County Executive Sam Page's Board of Freeholders appointees. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

October 28, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The status of the Board of Freeholders that could approve a city-county merger is up in the air after St. Louis County approved its nominees, but the city still hasn’t approved its half of the board. The County Council approved eight of the...

Metro had record ridership for Blues Stanley Cup parade, with no security incidents

Metro had record ridership for Blues Stanley Cup parade, with no security incidents

June 20, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Metro St. Louis had a record ridership day and no security incidents Saturday during the St. Louis Blues’ Stanley Cup parade, with an unprecedented 100,000 extra boardings on a single summer Saturday. MetroLink had 100,000 more boardin...

Affton resident honored for 25 years promoting public transit

Affton resident honored for 25 years promoting public transit

February 16, 2019

An Affton resident is being honored for 25 years of working to advance public transit in St. Louis. Kimberly Cella, executive director of Citizens for Modern Transit, or CMT, has been honored for 25 years of furthering public transit in the region. “Public transit in the St. Louis reg...

STL Car-Free Day

September 21, 2018

• The St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues and other regional partners will join Metro Transit to celebrate STL Car-Free Day.   The St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues and other regional partners will join Metro Transit to celebrate STL Car-Free Day on Friday, September 21. STL ...

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